Friday night football Southampton V Bournemouth match day 6 EPL - Lets

Match day six brings football fans;

Southampton FC V AFC Bournemouth

Southampton FCAFC Bournemouth


Friday 20th September at 8PM


St Mary’s Stadium

Where can I watch the Saints V AFC Bournemouth?

Sky Sports and NOW TV.  NOW TV provides access to Sky Sports channels on an ad hoc basis with a day, week or month pass available, cool no?

Recent form

Let’s start with taking a look at top scorers.  Bournemouth’s Harry Wilson has played 3 and scored 2 goals so far this season.  Moussa Djenepo of Southampton has played 2 and scored 1.  Southampton also have Danny Ings in the top scorer table having scored 1 goal in 4 matches, and, Nathan Redmond who has played 3 and scored 1.

Providing a contrast Sergio Aguero sits top of the top scorer table with 6 goals out of 4 games.

Southampton have a broader pool goal scoring talent compared to Bournemouth based on the top scorer table.  Goal difference is currently slightly better for Southampton suggesting stronger defense.

Southampton comes to this match with good recent away form drawing against Manchester United 1 – 1, and, beating both Fulham and Brighton.  Whereas Bournemouth were defeated by Leicester City 1 -3 last time, drew Forest Green Rovers, and lost to Manchester City.

Focusing on the English Premier League Southampton have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 2 so far this season.  Matched by Bournemouth’s with the same record.

Head to head

In the last six matches between the clubs Southampton has one win and Bournemouth has one win drawing the rest of the time.  Low scoring draws like 0 – 0 and 1 – 1 have been normal with the previous match in April 2019 producing a 3 – 3 draw.  Southampton have arguably had a harder line up having played Man United and Liverpool so far.  Whereas Bournemouth have faced up to Man City, and lost, no surprises there.

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Sheffield United play Southampton at home six days before the match between Southampton and Bournemouth: Undoubtedly offering fans essential clues as to how Southampton might perform against Bournemouth Friday 20th September.

Bournemouth also play Everton Sunday 15th September which could prove equally important when assessing their capabilities entering the game with Southampton on Friday.

Injury news

Southampton winger Nathan Redmond could make his return after an ankle injury against Bournemouth. Michael Obafemi  has been training with the first team squad in the run up to the Sheffield United match indicating he is available for the Friday night clash against Bournemouth.

Hasenhuttl can call upon Danny Ings, Che Adams, Shane Long, and Obafemi in attack…. all being fit.

For Bournemouth it’s reported in the Daily Echo of Bournemouth that Lewis Cook may return in midfield for the Cherries after long term injury (Knee ligament).

Defender Adam Smith is out for 3 months due to knee injury.

Simon Francis and Charlie Daniels are out due to long term injury. Eddie Howe has stated he hopes Francis can return soon but nothing has been confirmed.

Chris Mepham picked up a minor injury in the international friendly between Wales and Belarus also report in the Bournemouth Echo, but, nothing confirming if it’s more serious.

To finish

Howe’s team looks vulnerable in defense with Mepham leaving big shoes to fill at centre back and the absence of Adam Smith making matters worse.  In view of goal difference between Southampton and Bournemouth, Southampton may eek out a victory on Friday night.

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